Srinagar: Militants shot dead a special police officer (SPO) in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night, police said.
Militants fired upon SPO Sameer Ahmad near his residence in the Hanjan area of Pulwama in south Kashmir, a police official said.
Ahmad was rushed to a hospital, he said, adding that however, the SPO succumbed to his injuries.
Expressing condolence, J&K police tweeted, "Wreath laying ceremony for our colleague Sameer Ahmad Mir who was martyred today evening held at DPL Pulwama. Senior officers led by SSP Pulwama laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains & paid rich tributes to the Martyr.RIP."
The police had lodged a case in this regard, the official said.